netlabel battle - vinyl release - 2004a
these tracks make up the top four winners of the first netlabel battle and show just how diverse the music in this community can be. please be sure to purchase the vinyl of these tracks, which will include an unreleased bonus track by makunouchi bento, in order to help support the winning artists and keep this competition going.
makunouchi bento - rokurokubi part 2
introduced with perfection, this song integrates elements of chant and a resonant shakuhachi with tribal, jungle-type percussion to emanor its audience into a hypnotic trance. the song then progresses into a varied 4/4 rhythm pattern, keeping the pervasive aerophone as its dominant overlay. slowly a set of taiko drums are introduced and build to create a complexity of rhythms to finish out the masterpiece.
rokurokubi part 2 is the second of a four part ep to be released by makunouchi bento in the future. when listening to this piece it may be helpful to know that the rokurokubi (ëëñ) "are goblins or demons found in Japanese folklore. They look like normal human beings by day, but at night they gain the ability to stretch their necks to great lengths. They can also change their faces to those of terrifying oni (Japanese ogres) to better scare mortals."
vim! with girl afraid - here she comes
hopefully more of a compliment than anything else, "here she comes" gets my vote for 'song with most commercial appeal' over anything i've ever heard in this community. vim!'s high-energy production drives a dirty-bit rhythm that could shamelessly hook and catch any unsuspecting listener. this, accompanied with vocals from girl afraid and her nonsensical lyrics, makes for a perfect formula to hit #1 on billboard. jez listen to it and you'll understand.
kaneel - matinee odeur cannelle
this song is a ying-yang between peaceful silence and noisy complexity. beginning with a ying intro of calming simplicity the song takes a gradual and linear slide toward a yang layer of rhythm and instrumentation. these two dualities collide with occasional (and well-placed) interludes of silence only to finally slip into and be absorbed by the yang.
sawe - rottenfilthydirtylewdlasciviousjunk
this clever piece combines elements of rock'n'roll, nature, and electronica in a subversive response to its introductary sample: a commentary about the future of society due to rock'n'roll. while there is no concrete style for this music that I can put my finger on, it is definately a good balance of enegy and entertainment that could satisfy any like-natured listener.
makunouchi bento - bonus track
while this song won't be available for download on archive.org, there will be a describition of the tune as soon as I get my hands on it.
until i have more info, here's what qweza has to say: "i'm thinking about a hiphop track - well something like anti-pop consortium.. i have something done, but it's instrumental, and i'd like to contact an mc to record some vocals."
Related Music question-dark
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Covers - Performances of a song with the same name by different artists
|Rokurokubi Part 2|
|Here She Comes|
|Matinee Odeur Cannelle|
a numia production
organized by grant kidd
webscipting by sandro boege
artwork by sugarush
makunouchi bento representing ogredung
vim! and girl afraid representing monotonik
kaneel representing camomille
sawe representing soulseek records
thanks to all participating musicians and labels!
* the wav in track 2b derives from a decompressed 192kbps mp3
- 2004-04-18 23:46:08
- tracey - this item may have been damaged on 2009-04-28 when 2 catalogd main processes ran simultaneously and is checking item
- Run time
Subject: The pieces are too short.
Subject: A mixed bag, Chilled ambient, glitched beats, tribal, commercial
I must also agree heartily with the potential commercial appeal of Here She Comes. This is more great work from vim! and definitely deserves to hold a place in solid club-banging mixes anywhere.
Subject: A real range of talent
The was a bit experimental. What really made it a standout are the sampled lyrics. I love it!
I felt that track 3 was the let down of the whole set. Ambient drum and bas just doesn't cut it with me.
And if you like samples then the fourth track is for you. Filthy rotten rock and roll.
All tracks make great great use of stereo mixing. It really adds to the ambiance.
Worth the download.
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